Religious Studies Key words

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Conflict
Confrontation between people, for example because of relationship or law.
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Interfaith dialogue
different faith groups talking to each other. there are many examples of interfaith networks locally and nationally; these help to smooth out misunderstandings.
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Just war
a war justifid according to agrred conditions, for example if there is a just cause,or when it is the last resort.
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Non-violent protest
Making a stand using entirely peaceful means.
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Pacifism
the belief that any form of violence or war is unacceptable. Pacifists include Dalai Lama, Ghandi,and Martin Luther King Jr.
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Reconciliation
Making up after a quarrel or dispute, and working together again. Religions teach forgiveness as it leads to progress and solution.
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Conscience
An 'inner voice' that keeps a person on the right track. Some religions see this as a God-given or characteristic to help people to make the right choices.
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Free will
he belief that humnas have free choices in life. Many religions teach people can choose to do right and follow God and religious commands.
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Hippocratic oath
Apromise that doctors take to preserve life at all costs. This means treating patients to the best of one's ability and never to intend to harm or breach patient confidentiality.
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Meidical ethics
te process of deciing what is good and acceptable in medicine,such as through conscience. Most believers would apply their religious values tomedical issues too.
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Quality of life
the extent to which life is meaningful and pleasurable, for example free form undue pain and stress. Many religions having teachings about the way to live life to the full.
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Sanctity of life
Life in all its forms is sacred. Most religions have teachings about avoding taking a life.
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Community
A group of people withh soemthing in common. Believers are usually part of a religious community sharing similar beliefs,valuesand traditions.
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Evangelism
How some religions spread their beliefs to others, usually throughtelling them about the faith such as missionaries.
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Faith
Having a belief in someone or something. Religious believers show their faith through prayer,worship and living out the teachings of a religious tradition.
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Identity
Particular personality and character. Belonging to a religious tradition may be a part of someone'sidentity. They may express this by what they wear what they eat and their jobs.
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Pilgrimage
A journey to a place of special religious significance, such as the Hajj or Lourdes.
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Sacred
Something so special that it is dedicated to God and should be respected. Places of worship oftencontain sacrd iteems such as the Torah Scrols or Holy books.
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Authority
Someone or something with a right or power over others. Secular authority is the law of the land and religious authority is the teachings of sacred texts or faith leaders.
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Duty
What is expected because of soemone's job or responsibility. Soemone's duty can be because of a contact they ahve entered into or beacause of their religious beliefs.
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Justice
Whereeveryone has equal opportunities and human rights.any religious believers campaign for social justice.
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Human rights
the things a person should expect to be able to have or do.Basic human rights are shelter, food and freedom from fear.
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Personal conviction
Sonething a person feels strongly about. This may be based on belief or expiriences.
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Punishment
To make someone sufferpain or loss for a wrongdoing. There are three main aims of puncihment: to deter others, toget justice and to protet society.
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different faith groups talking to each other. there are many examples of interfaith networks locally and nationally; these help to smooth out misunderstandings.

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Interfaith dialogue

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a war justifid according to agrred conditions, for example if there is a just cause,or when it is the last resort.

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Making a stand using entirely peaceful means.

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the belief that any form of violence or war is unacceptable. Pacifists include Dalai Lama, Ghandi,and Martin Luther King Jr.

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